The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department investigated a fatal accident late yesterday afternoon.
82-year-old Donald Ferguson, of Plymouth, was killed instantly when his car was struck from behind by a semi-trailer tanker truck on U.S. 30 and Cedar Road in Bourbon. Ferguson was making a right hand turn onto Cedar Road when the accident occurred. Ferguson’s wife was injured in the accident and she was transferred to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Marshall County Coroner, Bill Cleavenger, said Ferguson died of blunt force trauma and there were no signs of drugs or alcohol involvement, but standard alcohol and drug screens will be conducted as required by state law.
The accident remains under investigation with the Marshall County Coroner, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police.